While China’s longstanding ties with North Korea may be deteriorating, the government is...
by Melissa M. Chan | Jan 27, 2013
CDT previously reported on the recent “Directive From the Ministry of Truth” that sent out instructions to Chinese journalists to stop reporting on the personal lives of North Korean leaders, with a particular emphasis on Kim...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 21, 2012
After vetoing a resolution that would have imposed sanctions on the administration of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, China has offered a four-point plan to try to end an ongoing civil conflict there. Presented on October 31,...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 25, 2012
As China transitions from being the world’s largest weapons importer to becoming a major producer, the Washington Post examines its role as an exporter of arms to 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. While the exports do...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 19, 2012
Following Wednesday's bomb attack on the Syrian parliament which killed key members of the ruling party, the longstanding conflict there between rebels and the government has sharply deteriorated as violence spiraled out of...
by Melissa M. Chan | Jun 3, 2012
As China and Russia continue to deepen their ties and join together to thwart the United Nation’s Security Council’s resolution on Syria, Professor Asher Kaufman from the University of Notre Dame has claimed that only the two...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 26, 2012
Over the weekend, U.S. and 50 allies held a conference in Tunis which called on the government of Bashar al-Assad to allow immediate access to aid in “areas of siege” in Syria. China and Russia had earlier vetoed a...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 6, 2012
The Chinese government has defended their veto of the U.N. Security Council resolution calling on Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to step down in the wake of escalating violence in the country. Other governments and...
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